Steve Taylor and Kyle Shepherd with Master P and Chris 2X

Entertainment Mogul Master P Visits the Zoo (Media Release)

ZOO CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

This week, five-time Grammy award winner and entertainment mogul, Master P made a surprise visit to the Louisville Zoo with Game Changers’ Christopher 2X. Master P is one of the earliest supporters of Game Changers’ Future Healers and Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies programs.

Master P and his son, Hercy Miller, enjoyed an up-close encounter with southern white rhinoceros “Letterman” and learned about the challenges that rhinos face in the vanishing wild. While at the Zoo, officials chatted with him about the Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies program and its rapid growth and future potential.

About Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies
Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies is an initiative created to explore the healing and therapeutic power of animals with young kids in our community who have experienced secondary trauma from violence.


About the Louisville Zoo
Since 2011, under Mayor Fischer’s administration, the Louisville Zoo celebrated its 50th anniversary, opened nine new exhibits and attractions, and won national awards for Glacier Run and School at the Zoo. Considered Kentucky’s most popular not-for-profit paid attraction, the Zoo welcomed nearly 9 million guests in the last decade. In 2021, the Zoo was voted “Best Place to Take Kids in Summer” by LEO Weekly, “Best Kid-Friendly Attraction” by Kentucky Living Magazine, and Boo at the Zoo made the Top 10 Halloween Festivals list by Community Access Memberships, deep-discount days, the Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies partnership and the accessible playground are among prime efforts to make the Louisville Zoo even safer, more engaging and more inclusive. Among the Louisville Zoo’s most successful conservation programs, the black-footed ferret breeding effort has produced 1,100 kits and repatriated more than 800 of these most highly endangered American mammals to the wild. 

The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofit organization and state Zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). 

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